Saturday, 29 December 2012

Spiced Parsnip Soup

Yesterday, in the lull between Christmas and New Year, I decided to make my first ever batch of soup, and it just had to be spiced parsnip as even the thought of it filled me with warmth.  It was cold, grey and wet outside.  The children were playing happily with their newly-acquired toys.  It was the perfect time to make a hearty, nutritious, HOT meal.

And how simple it turned out to be!

If you, too, get the urge to make soup that just has to be spiced parsnip, here is the recipe:

1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
3 parsnips, sliced
2 carrots, sliced
2 large potatoes, sliced
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground ginger
Black pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
800ml boiling water

Fry the onion in the oil for five minutes, or until soft.
Add the garlic, spices and veg and fry for a futher 2-4 minutes before adding the boiling water.
Bring back to the boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until all the veg is soft.
Remove from the heat and blitz with a hand blender until smooth.

And that is all you have to do to produce a very yummy, and very healthy, soup.

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